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Lancaster & Morecambe AC Junior cross country runners, headed off to Witton Park, Blackburn for the County XC Championships, we knew the course would be muddy it normally is, but we had hoped the rain would hold off, which it did for the most part with the odd very cold shower to remind us it was January, and the wind made its presence known during the races, but despite this we came away with 3 County Champions.
A pleasant, slightly cloudy morning greeted runners at the Lancaster & Morecambe Athletic Club’s annual Festive 4k Fun Run on the morning of Friday December 27th. This was a special year, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the run. Over 350 entrants turned up to run off excess Christmas pudding and turkey! – nearly as many as last year..
Didcot parkrun in Oxfordshire was our warm-up for our “proper” race on Sunday 24th November. Muddy grass 3 laps round a field – I could maybe one day get myself a pair of trail shoes and join the LMAC Senior ladies XC team…..I did say maybe! Yes, I did actually enjoy the parkrun. Moving on…………
Hyndburn was the destination for the 2nd Mid Lancs cross country fixture it proved as always to be a challenging course, made even more difficult with the very muddy and cold conditions. Lancaster & Morecambe AC juniors rose to the challenge however and put in some very strong and determined performances.
Well on Sunday, 3rd of November, I experienced my first trail marathon with IGUN, ( it's grim up north).
The England Athletics Hall of Fame honours those people who have made outstanding contributions to athletics and running.
Several months ago Lancaster and Morecambe AC member David Wilkinson decided to take up a 60th birthday challenge by entering the St Anton Arlberg marathon in the Austrian Alps.